Trail Blazers vs. pacers Game Thread
The Trail Blazers are riding high, winners of 4 straight, and looking to improve on their 15-5 home record as the Pacers come into the Rose Garden for the 2nd game of a 5 game home-stand. Indiana, like Portland, is sitting in 8th place in their conference at 16-23, but they are heading in the opposite direction of the Trail Blazers, losers of 3 straight, including 7 of their last 10, and only 6-13 on the road.
This game will be another contest where the crowd needs to carry the team. This will be Portland's 6th game in 9 nights. Add that to a depleted roster and the Blazers main weapons have been run ragged and are tired, which explains the slow start against the Clipps. it will be important for the bench to bring the energy during their first shift: Rudy swerving through traffic, Patty pushing tempo, Dante crashing the glass. continue